Thursday, January 14, 2010

Winter Subjects


It's difficult to get out and take photos in the winter. We have to work hard at finding motivation when the cold wind blows and the skies are gloomy. Sometimes it feels like we live in Siberia. This particular morning I couldn't make myself go outside, so I shot through the family room window - how lazy can you get?:) I particularly liked the sun trying to peek through, the dark sky, and the red barn adding a dash of color.

It is fun to play with angle of view - which is very limited when you use half a sliding door because there is a screen on the other half. There are also so many dog prints to work around, you know! So, I knelt down to try this angle.

Then I decided to get in tight, leaving the sky and sun out of it as much as possible. This is a nice shot, I think.
This weekend it's supposed to warm up a bit, so I'd like to get some dripping icicles, maybe some shadows and sparkling snow? We shall see. We need to get through the work-week first!

What are YOU shooting this winter?

7 comments:

Char said...

i love the 3rd shot

S. Etole said...

I really like that close up with the red in the background ... they all have a serenity about them ...

Sandy K. said...

Thank you. Winter is one of those quiet times, generally. But cold.

Debbie said...

I really love these shots. Not ever seeing snow and being in the middle of a heat wave, I always enjoy looking at all the snow shots from the other side of the globe.

Kamana said...

i am really enjoying looking at all the snow pictures in so many of the blogs i like to visit. makes me feel cooler!

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Oh Sandy you made me laugh about myself. I did shoot great wintershots but had to go to a big deal to get them. My feet were frozen, my fingers not even longer to be able to work the camera. And I was afraid my lenses would freeze....Yet I got some amazing shots. With sore knees, thorns sticking in my pants from crawling underneath fences etc. but when I came home it was nice and warm and I was able to enjoy to review my days work.

Thanks also very much for your uplifting words on my blog. They meant a lot to me. Hugs Dagmar

Christine said...

The last one is definitely my favorite!